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Alabama WMU’s

Lifeline

September 2013

Associational and Church WMU Directors: You are the only person in your church receiving this newsletter containing information about upcoming Alabama WMU events. PLEASE COPY THESE PAGES, AND GIVE THEM TO THE APPROPRIATE AGE-LEVEL LEADER IN YOUR CHURCH. If you do not have an age-level organization but have members in that age level, they are invited to attend these events, as well. Posters and/or flyers are available for each event by calling 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or by visiting www.alabamawmu.org.

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Leadership Training of Alabama WMU

When: Friday & Saturday, July 18-19, 2014 Where: Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, Talladega Who: Anyone (church or associational) who in any way leads Women’s Ministry, WMU, Women on Mission, Adults on Mission, Acteens, Youth on Mission, Girls Ministry, Girls in Action, Children in Action, Mission Friends or Royal Ambassadors (in cooperation with Alabama Baptist Men’s Ministries).

At Equip 2014, we will kick off the year-long celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Alabama WMU! Make plans now to join us for this momentous occasion as we look back at an amazing 125 years of missions education and support and look forward to all that God has in store for our future. As always, Equip will feature outstanding training for new and experienced WMU and women’s ministry leaders. Check the Alabama WMU website, www.alabamawmu.org, in the coming months for more details.

Stay connected! Get real-time updates from Alabama WMU events along with helpful reminders and links to great resources for your ministry. Sign up for e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter, and like both Alabama WMU and WorldSong Missions Place on Facebook. You just might see some familiar faces! Email updates: 1. Go to www.alabamawmu.org 2. Click on the “eNews Sign-Up” tab located on the bottom right corner of the home page 3. Enter your e-mail address into the “Sign up for Email Updates” box at the bottom of the page, and click on the “Join” button.

Like us on Facebook: Alabama WMU WorldSong Missions Place Follow us on Twitter: @alwmu @CandaceWMU


Upcoming

Events for

Adults Parish Nurse Training Sessions Alabama WMU and Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing sponsor an annual Parish Nurse class to prepare nurses for congregational health ministry. CEUs are awarded upon completion. *Attendance at both training sessions is required.

When: February 14-15, 2014, & March 14-16, 2014* Where: Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega Who: Registered Nurses Cost: TBD Class Limit: 20 Registration Deadline: February 4, 2014

For more info, contact Kathryn Helms at 800.264.1225 ext. 325 or khelms@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Renew, a day away with friends An environment of spiritual renewal and passion for missions and ministry encompass Renew. In addition to uplifting worship sessions, conferences will be available on topics like spiritual disciplines, missions, physical and emotional health and more. Make plans to join us at Renew!

When: February 22, 2014 Where: Gardendale First Baptist Church, Birmingham Who: Women of all ages Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch) Registration Deadline: Feb. 13, 2014

For more info, contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon Wives of all ministers (pastors, youth ministers, music ministers, directors of missions, etc.) are invited to attend our annual ministers’ wives luncheon held in conjunction with the State Evangelism Conference featuring guest speaker First Lady of Alabama Mrs. Dianne Bentley. Seating is limited, therefore, registration is required for the luncheon.

When: February 25, 2014 Where: Eastmont Baptist Church, Montgomery Who: All ministers’ wives Cost: Complimentary Registration: Required due to limited seating

For more info, contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Temporary Child Care Training Alabama WMU’s Temporary Child Care disaster relief ministry provides free childcare during disasters for children from infants through grade 6. This training session will prepare volunteers to serve on a disaster relief team through the ministry of Temporary Child Care.

When: April 4-5, 2014 Where: Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega Who: Members of SBC churches, age 18+ Cost: Contact Shocco Springs Registration: Contact Shocco Springs

For more information, contact Becky Luther at 256.546.7877. To register, call Shocco at 800.280.1105.


Upcoming

Events for

Students Acteens Activators Training Acteens Activators mission trips allow Acteens to serve alongside North American and international missionaries in a variety of ministries. Applications to serve in the summer of 2014 may be obtained by contacting Erin Bishop.

When: January 31-February 1, 2014 Where: WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs Who: Acteens age 15 and above (or have completed grade 9) and their leaders Team Applications Due: December 6, 2013

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Student Missions Weekend Student Missions Weekend is an intense missions experience with high-energy worship, Bible study, missionaries and hands-on ministry projects in the local community. Students also hear from young missionaries serving God in exciting places around the world. Reserve your group’s spot now!

When: January 17-18, 2014 Where: WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs Who: Students, grades 7-12, and their leaders Cost: $45 per person (includes lodging and meals) Registration Deadline: January 3, 2014

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

COMPLETE, a gathering for girls in grades 7-12 COMPLETE is a weekend devoted to teen girls and their leaders who want to learn more about how to be a godly young woman in an ungodly and fallen world. Held each year in March, COMPLETE will encourage, equip and inspire teen girls to fully embrace the completion only found through a personal relationship with Jesus.

When: March 7-8, 2014 Where: Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Montgomery Who: All teen girls, grades 7-12, and their leaders Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch & t-shirt) Registration Deadline: February 21, 2014

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Alabama Challenge Team Challenge Team members are young women who are committed Christ-followers and are actively involved in their churches. They represent Alabama WMU at events and assist with the planning of COMPLETE. They also are eligible for a mission trip scholarship.

Applications Due: May 2, 2014 Who: Girls entering 10th-12th grade or who will be age 15 by September 1, 2014, who are members of an SBC church

For more info, contact Erin Bishop at 800.264.1225 ext. 224 or ebishop@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.


Upcoming Events at

WorldSong Summer Missions Camp Staff Applications Don’t miss this unique, potentially life-changing opportunity to impact children and young girls from across Alabama. Begin praying now whether God is leading you or someone you know to become a summer missions camp staffer in 2014. Applications will be available beginning October 2013 on the WorldSong website at www.worldsongretreat.com. Click on the “Camp Staff” tab at the top of the page.

Application available beginning: October 2013 Who: Girls who have completed grade 11 through college-age students Application Deadline: March 3, 2014

For more info, contact Kathryn Helms at 800.264.1225 ext. 325 or khelms@alsbom.org, or visit www.worldsongretreat.com.

Fall Missions Festival for Children The 2013 Fall Missions Festival for Children will focus on all God is doing in the exciting country of Peru. Children grades 1-6 and their leaders will hear from missionaries, as well as experience South American culture through food, customs and other activities led by young adults who love the Lord and have a heart for children and for missions.

When: Oct. 11-12, 2013, or Oct. 18-19, 2013 Where: WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs Who: Children, grades 1-6, and their leaders Cost: $45 per child (includes the cost of lodging and meals) Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2013

For more info, contact Brandy Cleveland at 800.264.1225 ext. 223 or bcleveland@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Fall Missions Festival for Adults This year’s Fall Missions Festival for Adults will focus on the South American country of Peru, the emphasis area for the 2013 International Mission Study. You will have opportunities to learn from and interact with missionaries who served on the international mission field. We’ll pray together and enjoy other cultural activities.

When: Oct. 22, 2013, or Oct. 24, 2013 Where: WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs Who: Adults of all ages Cost: $16 per person (includes lunch) Registration Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013

For more info, contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or pingram@alsbom.org, or visit www.alabamawmu.org.

Summer Missions Camp 2014 Be on the lookout in January 2014 for the Summer Missions Camp poster. The poster will be mailed to churches and includes great information about why and how to register. If you need additional copies, contact Alabama WMU at 800.264.1225 ext. 223, or order copies online using the Free Materials Order Form found at www.alabamawmu.org/resources. Camp dates for 2014 are online now at www.worldsongretreat.com.

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